The quest for the special Land Cruiser ends here: this is a truck for those who know what they want — a true one-of-a-kind Land Cruiser. Last 2 pictures taken last year. Afterward, the 20 Series was produced, which helped pave the way for future models in the lineup. As far as the drivability of this Land Cruiser is concerned, it was without a doubt meant for off road use. It was produced only as a four-door station wagon but had six available engines, complete with petrol and diesel turbo options.
The Cruiser was such a great driving, well built truck I could not let it go. On the exterior, the paint shines well. This Land Cruiser is a great driver and the wheel and tire set-up provide a classic look with superior ride quality. The more we dug into it though, we quickly learned the Canary Islands have their own automotive culture, as unique and proud as the people who live on the islands themselves. Representative of true craftsmanship and ultimately one of the best we have witnessed from every aspect, this example would not only be an educated purchase and lucrative investment, but also a vehicle that can be enjoyed off-road.
The truck's chassis rides a restored, solid-axle suspension. And that means, after a lifetime of dedicated service, more and more of these gladiators are being retired to dry garages and leisurely show fields. All lights, horn and wipers function from the steering column. New inside and outside door handles including the rear ambulance doors handles , Dashboard fully restored, as well as the gauge cluster, New High quality soft top, New tires, including the full size spare tire, New turn signals lenses and bulbs , New outdoor handles, New suspension clips, New nuts and bolts, New muffler and exhaust, New interior handle straps. I just finished this truck and everything seems to be functioning accordingly.
Every generation improved upon the last as Toyota continues to provide a reliable vehicle that can withstand harsh conditions and treatment. The dash and interior trim pieces are in good shape with a few minor blemishes. Each time I fire it up I take it for at least a 20 mile drive. Drive train is basically stock original engine with upgrades. Every policy offers Agreed Value, Unlimited Mileage, No Deductible, Towing and Labor, Spare Parts Coverage and the flexibility of using the Repair Shop of Your Choice. Just be advised your inspection needs to be completed prior to the completion of the auction or purchase of the vehicle because once you purchase or win auction it is contractually owned by you.
Further Information This truck is showing only 37,000 km or about 23,000 miles on the dash. Due to the restoration being so recent, the paint possesses oceans of depth and would be greatly admired at any show. And the driver tames the gravel through a larger, Toyota-branded steering wheel. The truck's chassis rides a restored, solid-axle suspension. For me, this was a lot of fun: Driving around D. Panel fitment is good, all gaps are even, and the doors and hood shut easily. Taking a step back the fitment on this truck is spot on, for the seams and gaps are all consistent and even throughout.
The front driver and passenger seats have shoulder and lap belts. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. Too many toys, projects, priorities…. For 60 years, the Land Cruiser has been one of Toyota's best-selling vehicles and part of its ever-growing lineup of reliable and dependable automobiles. Truck is valued in the mid to high five figure price range and negotiable.
Just kidding I drove and maintained the truck on a regular basis for a few years. Relocating to the front of the vehicle, opening the bonnet exhibits a tidy engine bay that shows phenomenally, housing its completely rebuilt 4. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. The original gauges have been reconditioned and fitted along with all the electronics which are fully functional, reading accurately. Like its engine, the truck's rugged 4-speed and factory differentials were completely overhauled during the comprehensive restoration. The truck has an Aqualu bed, cab and fenders.
Toyota sought this as an opportunity to gain some economic traction as well as make their brand known throughout the world. The 70 Series was introduced in 1984, however, to make up for the lack of body styles available in the 60 Series. The truck starts up, runs, and drives well. Such is life, I suppose. That was not to do with the Datsun 1600 being in some way a misery causing car. My purpose during the restoration was to make any and all upgrades to the truck without compromising the authenticity of the beast.
The beneficiary of comprehensive restoration, this awesome ute wraps utilitarian aesthetics and proven 2F 6-cylinder power in a tough platform that makes it a perfect candidate for miles of parade and years of display. So after a long hard time thinking, I decided it was time to man up and go for a full restoration. Smog equipment removed and new header installed, Holley 2-barrel carburetor and newer style air cleaner and emissions equipment removed to substantially improve the performance providing better mileage and power. The 20 Series, produced from 1955 to 1960, was a box-shaped vehicle that was available in two-door soft-top, hardtop and pickup truck, as well as a four-door station wagon. The engine bay is saturated with evidence of a proper restoration that can be appreciated by any enthusiast. A little more manic than the grays, reds and greens Land Cruisers usually sport, this pigment absolutely sets off the truck's buff profile.